While many of us are used to shopping for more and more products through the Internet, eyeglasses are one item that should be cautiously considered before you click that buy button. Why? Although you may encounter cheaper prices on the Web, the advantages of going to an optical store far overshadow the ''deals'' you might score online.
One of the most important reasons for buying your eyeglasses at an eye wear store rather than online is that you have an experienced optician to help you make your decision. Our opticians can advise you in the countless variables you need to consider in purchasing the right pair of eyeglasses. In instances where you purchase online, you don't have the specialized input of an eye care expert.
Above and beyond the assistance a professional can offer at a physical optical store, you will also be able to try out the eyeglasses before you buy. Glasses that don't fit properly can cause pain and frustration and may also inhibit your ability to see properly. Also, you aren't able to see how they really look or feel until you have them in your hands to put on. To a greater extent than your clothing, glasses require correct fit and comfort to do their job effectively.
Beyond the comfort and alignment of your glasses, good eyesight requires accurate PD calculation. The optical center of your lenses provides you the best vision, making it crucial to correctly calculate the pupillary distance, or PD. It can be tricky to determine your PD by yourself, but without this measurement, your lenses won't be aligned correctly within the frames.
Yes, Internet shopping may be great for other types of products, but when it comes to eyeglasses you're best off staying with your nearby optometry office where you are able to find eye glasses that fit you and your lifestyle.